Tuesday, March 16, 2010

I'm The Screams In The Dead Of Night

Have you ever been grabbed in the middle of the night by an old-man-clown-zombie with his eyes closed? Was he silent when he grabbed your arms as you tried to flee the scene?

Did you then freak out and fight him - screaming bloody murder, your poor heart burning with fear? Did he only speak to say your name - letting you know that this wasn't just a random zombie attack - it was YOU he had come for?

That happened to me the other night.

Only, it was a dream. It was a night terror. The most frightening night terror I've had to date. Seriously, my heart felt like it was stabbed and burning for 20 minutes after I figured it out. My poor husband. Imagine waking at 3am to the woman next to you fighting you and screaming her fool head off. Not so restful, huh? I feel bad. I've made him a nervous sleeper as well...help.

Other than that, I'm making good with inspired clippings and drawings. I have a ways to go, but we're gettin there! Sleep tight my friends...I won't.

Night Terrors Symptoms: Sudden awakening from sleep, persistent fear or terror that occurs at night, screaming, sweating, confusion, rapid heart rate, inability to explain what happened, usually no recall of "bad dreams" or nightmares, may have a vague sense of frightening images. Many people see spiders, snakes, animals or people in the room, are unable to fully awake, difficult to comfort, with no memory of the event on awakening the next day.


Artfulife said...

I'm 27 weeks along in my pregnancy & having the most intense & vivid dreams. Most of my dreams are pretty low key but a few have been downright disturbing. Always nice to know they are gone when you wake up. Can't wait to see your new work. Hope you have a wonderful week.

Blood Milk said...

seriously i had nightmares myself last night. terrible zombie like people. like everyone i knew wasn't themselves and all out to get me. i tried hiding in the washing machine. even the cat had murder in his eyes.
on another note, i can't wait to see what you've been up to.

brandi milne said...

It's awful - just awful. Thanks for writing with your own nightmares, and you'll be seeing peeks of my show soon!! Til then, sleep sound.

Atónn said...

I don’t know. It’s been so many years since I had a nightmare. But my partner has them often. Whenever I sense the symptoms –sudden movements or moaning that begin to grow- I try to gently sooth by caressing him until he calms back. That’s why I don’t agree with him playing games that are stressful and so.
As I am an unbeliever I really would have a hard time giving any credit to anything scary in my dreams. I mean, I’m skeptical at heart, not a chatterer. And seemingly awful things of life are just that, mere things of life. I guess I’ve lost that frighten feeling somewhere in the road and really don’t take it seriously to let it be again.
I don’t like diseases though. But don’t have nightmares with them either.
Maybe it has to be that I like to think in nice things before I fall asleep, whatever it is.